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Food intolerances can make you feel like 💩 But on the upside, 👉 they do not cause damage or involve the immune system. This means a couple of things:
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1️⃣ There is no test that can diagnose these because there is no marker or damage to look for. Save your $ on these.
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2️⃣You only need to limit foods as much as necessary for you to feel better! If you’re ok with a little bit occasionally, that’s great!
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👌An Elimination diet & food challenges with a specialized dietitian are the best way to find out what foods upset you & where your threshold is for these foods.
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#fodmapfriendly #fodmap #fodmapdiet #dietitiansofinstagram #dietitian #foodintolerance #ibsawareness #ibs #lowfodmap #fodmaps
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    Food intolerances can make you feel like 💩 But on the upside, 👉 they do not cause damage or involve the immune system. This means a couple of things:
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    1️⃣ There is no test that can diagnose these because there is no marker or damage to look for. Save your $ on these.
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    2️⃣You only need to limit foods as much as necessary for you to feel better! If you’re ok with a little bit occasionally, that’s great!
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    👌An Elimination diet & food challenges with a specialized dietitian are the best way to find out what foods upset you & where your threshold is for these foods.
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    #fodmapfriendly #fodmap #fodmapdiet #dietitiansofinstagram #dietitian #foodintolerance #ibsawareness #ibs #lowfodmap #fodmaps
  • 111 4 7 hours ago
  • PILL POPPERS ANONYMOUS// Seriously!! Before I found #bvt, I used to take more than 100 pills per day and I was paying an arm and a leg for them (aka a metric shit ton!). Now I take way less, but still - please don’t stare at my while I pound them in public 😳😜 And NO, I don’t want to share. You may want them for “fun”, but I *need* these. 💊 
It’s time to END PILL SHAMING for good, whatcha think? Anyone have any good “taking pills in public” stories?

Love,
Laura
  • PILL POPPERS ANONYMOUS// Seriously!! Before I found #bvt , I used to take more than 100 pills per day and I was paying an arm and a leg for them (aka a metric shit ton!). Now I take way less, but still - please don’t stare at my while I pound them in public 😳😜 And NO, I don’t want to share. You may want them for “fun”, but I *need* these. 💊
    It’s time to END PILL SHAMING for good, whatcha think? Anyone have any good “taking pills in public” stories?

    Love,
    Laura
  • 670 53 23 April, 2019
  • Whose gut is unreliable? 
What are your strategies for managing when your gut lets you down?
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FODMAP has made a huge difference to me, but being IBS-C I still need extra strategies & occasionally my gut still lets me down for no reason.
  • Whose gut is unreliable?
    What are your strategies for managing when your gut lets you down?
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    FODMAP has made a huge difference to me, but being IBS-C I still need extra strategies & occasionally my gut still lets me down for no reason.
  • 1,208 104 21 February, 2019

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  • I made gluten free, lowFODMAP, blueberry muffins and they are seriously delicious. Gonna make a bunch of these and freeze them. Seriously only cost $10 to make up to 18 of these muffins. Learning to work with my IBS and not let it keep me from eating yummy food. I may not be able to eat out very much, but my cooking/baking game is getting better :) #glutenfree #blueberrymuffins #lowfodmapdiet #ibsawareness
  • I made gluten free, lowFODMAP, blueberry muffins and they are seriously delicious. Gonna make a bunch of these and freeze them. Seriously only cost $10 to make up to 18 of these muffins. Learning to work with my IBS and not let it keep me from eating yummy food. I may not be able to eat out very much, but my cooking/baking game is getting better :) #glutenfree #blueberrymuffins #lowfodmapdiet #ibsawareness
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  • The gut and the brain talk to each other in a couple of different ways. You probably learned way back in high school that our brain is connected to everything in our body; it is our organ of function - through nerves it tells us how to keep breathing, how to keep our intestines undulating so that food will move through, etc. .

On a deeper level, the brain / nervous system can influence how the gut moves, how much mucus is secreted, and more. This input can greatly impact which microbes make a home in the gut. .

For example, if the nervous system stops telling the gut to move often and move well (which may happen as a response to stress, medication, endocrine issues like hypothyroidism, etc), microbes that should have been flushed from the small intestine, aren’t flushed, so they take up residence in a part of the gut that they shouldn’t. This is actually the mechanism by which Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth occurs, or SIBO for short. SIBO is thought to be responsible for up to 50% of IBS symptoms; chronic bloating, fatigue, constipation and diarrhea, abdominal pain. .

Diagnosing and treating SIBO thus involves not only changing the gut flora, but affecting how the brain and nerves talk to the gut. I have watched many a patient who struggled with vague IBS symptoms for years, recover with the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO. .

What's more, SIBO can affect our brain function and immune function immensely. It can also block uptake of key nutrients that creates deficiencies which can injure brain health, mental health and hormonal signalling. .

Bottom line, it is INCREDIBLE how much the gut is responsible for and how vital it is for massive components of our health and daily function. 🧠💢
  • The gut and the brain talk to each other in a couple of different ways. You probably learned way back in high school that our brain is connected to everything in our body; it is our organ of function - through nerves it tells us how to keep breathing, how to keep our intestines undulating so that food will move through, etc. .

    On a deeper level, the brain / nervous system can influence how the gut moves, how much mucus is secreted, and more. This input can greatly impact which microbes make a home in the gut. .

    For example, if the nervous system stops telling the gut to move often and move well (which may happen as a response to stress, medication, endocrine issues like hypothyroidism, etc), microbes that should have been flushed from the small intestine, aren’t flushed, so they take up residence in a part of the gut that they shouldn’t. This is actually the mechanism by which Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth occurs, or SIBO for short. SIBO is thought to be responsible for up to 50% of IBS symptoms; chronic bloating, fatigue, constipation and diarrhea, abdominal pain. .

    Diagnosing and treating SIBO thus involves not only changing the gut flora, but affecting how the brain and nerves talk to the gut. I have watched many a patient who struggled with vague IBS symptoms for years, recover with the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO. .

    What's more, SIBO can affect our brain function and immune function immensely. It can also block uptake of key nutrients that creates deficiencies which can injure brain health, mental health and hormonal signalling. .

    Bottom line, it is INCREDIBLE how much the gut is responsible for and how vital it is for massive components of our health and daily function. 🧠💢
  • 20 1 56 minutes ago
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‘𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙜𝙢𝙖’
The blog I wrote for @timetochangecampaign has gone live on their website. To read it, follow the link in my bio or theirs 💗
I really hope I can help others by sharing my story and my ongoing battle with mental health.
Please always remember you ARE NOT ALONE. Never be afraid to ask for help, don’t ever feel ashamed to live with a mental illness, and remember, it doesn’t make you an outcast or any less of a person.
On my good days I wear a full face of make up, go out with friends, go to crowded places & don’t think twice about it. On my beds day I struggle to get out of bed before 1pm and can’t leave the house or function properly. I struggle to get dressed and I often forget to eat. I’m like two completely different people depending on my mentality - which I still struggle to control. But I’m working on it!
You can’t ‘snap out’ of a mental illness. It’s a long, hard journey but you ARE WORTH IT and you will make it out the other side stronger and braver 💜
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    ‘𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙜𝙢𝙖’
    The blog I wrote for @timetochangecampaign has gone live on their website. To read it, follow the link in my bio or theirs 💗
    I really hope I can help others by sharing my story and my ongoing battle with mental health.
    Please always remember you ARE NOT ALONE. Never be afraid to ask for help, don’t ever feel ashamed to live with a mental illness, and remember, it doesn’t make you an outcast or any less of a person.
    On my good days I wear a full face of make up, go out with friends, go to crowded places & don’t think twice about it. On my beds day I struggle to get out of bed before 1pm and can’t leave the house or function properly. I struggle to get dressed and I often forget to eat. I’m like two completely different people depending on my mentality - which I still struggle to control. But I’m working on it!
    You can’t ‘snap out’ of a mental illness. It’s a long, hard journey but you ARE WORTH IT and you will make it out the other side stronger and braver 💜
  • 21 1 1 hour ago
  • has it become obvious yet that asian style cuisine is my favorite cuisine??? lunch today was super drool-worthy 🤤 woke up really craving salmon (typical wednesday morning am I right) so bought some wild caught alaskan salmon from trader joes earlier! rest of my day is filled w/ some necessary cleaning & errands, hope you all have a lovely hump day :)
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bowl deets: baked wild caught salmon + asian-style yellow squash noodles (used a snazzy veggie peeler to make these) + “peanut sauce” made w/ sunflower seed butter + unsweetened coconut flakes for some crunch 👅
  • has it become obvious yet that asian style cuisine is my favorite cuisine??? lunch today was super drool-worthy 🤤 woke up really craving salmon (typical wednesday morning am I right) so bought some wild caught alaskan salmon from trader joes earlier! rest of my day is filled w/ some necessary cleaning & errands, hope you all have a lovely hump day :)
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    bowl deets: baked wild caught salmon + asian-style yellow squash noodles (used a snazzy veggie peeler to make these) + “peanut sauce” made w/ sunflower seed butter + unsweetened coconut flakes for some crunch 👅
  • 35 12 1 hour ago
  • 30 days between these two pictures. I cut out alcohol, gluten, and sugar. I am still in shock at the difference...wow... Not going to lie, I miss my craft beer, but wow...
  • 30 days between these two pictures. I cut out alcohol, gluten, and sugar. I am still in shock at the difference...wow... Not going to lie, I miss my craft beer, but wow...
  • 11 1 1 hour ago
  • If you have IBS, you likely notice that you become inflamed during times of stress (ie abdominal pain, stomach cramping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea). Stress can be a major driver to the onset and severity of these symptoms.  A great tool to help you combat IBS is #exercise. Exercise can reduce stress by releasing endorphins that bring a sense of calmness and well-being. Exercise helps build your strength to help you feel stronger during flare-ups. The type, duration, and intensity will vary. If you are inflamed high intensity exercises such a CrossFit, running, soccer, etc Is not advisable. Wait until your symptoms subside. Rather, you can try light exercises such as yoga, swimming, light cycling instead. Incorporate exercise that works best for you and your situation. Use exercise as a tool to improve your quality of life. #ibsawareness #fitforlife #dietitian #yoga #livewell #ibsawarenessmonth2019
  • If you have IBS, you likely notice that you become inflamed during times of stress (ie abdominal pain, stomach cramping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea). Stress can be a major driver to the onset and severity of these symptoms. A great tool to help you combat IBS is #exercise . Exercise can reduce stress by releasing endorphins that bring a sense of calmness and well-being. Exercise helps build your strength to help you feel stronger during flare-ups. The type, duration, and intensity will vary. If you are inflamed high intensity exercises such a CrossFit, running, soccer, etc Is not advisable. Wait until your symptoms subside. Rather, you can try light exercises such as yoga, swimming, light cycling instead. Incorporate exercise that works best for you and your situation. Use exercise as a tool to improve your quality of life. #ibsawareness #fitforlife #dietitian #yoga #livewell #ibsawarenessmonth2019
  • 5 2 1 hour ago
  • My IBS and these Pop-Tarts did NOT get along - but that’s partly why I ate them! ❤️ I’m starting to explore more “fear foods,” which for me has shifted away from what I consider to be “healthy” toward what I consider to be “off limits” or not low FODMAP. The thing about IBS is that while symptoms are uncomfortable, they shouldn’t limit you from eating all the glutenous, lactose-ful foods you love from time to time. IBS is a functional disease, so it doesn’t cause long-term damage like celiac when you eat a food that causes tummy trouble. Still, I’ve found that I tend to avoid even trigger foods I love because I’m afraid of looking bloated and seeming “fat” to people who don’t know I have IBS. Slowly, I’m starting to eat “trigger” foods and make peace with the truth: no one has a perfectly flat tummy! Your organs would have nowhere to go if that was the case. We’d all mail ourselves around the world in envelopes like Flat Stanley, instead of taking an airplane where we wanna go. So, to boil it down, pop tarts > flat tummy any day 🍓 I’m done fearing bloat or gas when they’re just a part of being human! IBS flares are definitely not something I’d want to experience all the time but they’re worth the occasional “slip up” of eating the foods I love!
  • My IBS and these Pop-Tarts did NOT get along - but that’s partly why I ate them! ❤️ I’m starting to explore more “fear foods,” which for me has shifted away from what I consider to be “healthy” toward what I consider to be “off limits” or not low FODMAP. The thing about IBS is that while symptoms are uncomfortable, they shouldn’t limit you from eating all the glutenous, lactose-ful foods you love from time to time. IBS is a functional disease, so it doesn’t cause long-term damage like celiac when you eat a food that causes tummy trouble. Still, I’ve found that I tend to avoid even trigger foods I love because I’m afraid of looking bloated and seeming “fat” to people who don’t know I have IBS. Slowly, I’m starting to eat “trigger” foods and make peace with the truth: no one has a perfectly flat tummy! Your organs would have nowhere to go if that was the case. We’d all mail ourselves around the world in envelopes like Flat Stanley, instead of taking an airplane where we wanna go. So, to boil it down, pop tarts > flat tummy any day 🍓 I’m done fearing bloat or gas when they’re just a part of being human! IBS flares are definitely not something I’d want to experience all the time but they’re worth the occasional “slip up” of eating the foods I love!
  • 14 3 2 hours ago
  • Tip #8 - Do not exclude food groups or follow restrictive diets without first consulting a registered nutrition professional. 
There is so much information out there at the moment on different diets that claim to 'cure' IBS type symptoms but please do not embark on any kind of restrictive eating pattern without seeking proper advice first as to whether it is right for you. Firstly, excluding food groups without proper guidance could lead to nutrient deficiencies, and secondly, following a diet like the Low FODMAP diet for a long period of time, without proper supervision around reintroduction of foods, can actually have negative impacts on our microbiome and gut health in the long term.

#guthealth #ibsawareness #ibsawarenessmonth #diets #lowfodmap #ibsdiet #digestivehealth
  • Tip #8 - Do not exclude food groups or follow restrictive diets without first consulting a registered nutrition professional.
    There is so much information out there at the moment on different diets that claim to 'cure' IBS type symptoms but please do not embark on any kind of restrictive eating pattern without seeking proper advice first as to whether it is right for you. Firstly, excluding food groups without proper guidance could lead to nutrient deficiencies, and secondly, following a diet like the Low FODMAP diet for a long period of time, without proper supervision around reintroduction of foods, can actually have negative impacts on our microbiome and gut health in the long term.

    #guthealth #ibsawareness #ibsawarenessmonth #diets #lowfodmap #ibsdiet #digestivehealth
  • 14 4 2 hours ago
  • There's only 6 days left of our April Detox Challenge...this month flewwww by ☕🍃💪! If you're doing your detox, tell us which round this is for you and the biggest change you see or feel so far👇✨! #thankyouteami #detoxchallenge
  • There's only 6 days left of our April Detox Challenge...this month flewwww by ☕🍃💪! If you're doing your detox, tell us which round this is for you and the biggest change you see or feel so far👇✨! #thankyouteami #detoxchallenge
  • 1,637 44 3 hours ago
  • April is #IBS Awareness Month. What is the best way to treat it? Because #IBS can have multiple causes and exacerbators, an integrative approach to #pain management is recommended. Avoiding foods that trigger #IBS and eating smaller meals can help manage the symptoms. Also, adding fiber to the diet if constipation is associated with IBS symptoms can help, but some have more symptoms with increase in dietary fiber. Both can be tried. Some persons do well on a low-FODMAP diet which avoids certain types of food sugars and can be discussed with your doctor. Stress management and very important as stress is known to exacerbate the pain of IBS.  Cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga and mindfulness-based meditation can reduce abdominal discomfort and the psychological distress associated with IBS symptoms, improve coping skills, and help patients adapt to their symptoms.  In persons with generalized pelvic pain, sexual pain and chronic constipation, physical therapy may be effective in reducing symptoms and improving bowel function. Several medications are approved by the FDA to treat IBS related constipation (Linaclotide and Lubiprostone) or diarrhea (Rifaximin, Eluxadiline and Alosetron Hydrochloride). Some patients also benefit from antidepressants and antispasmodics when the abdominal pain is more severe. Probiotics can also be used to help balance out the digestive system although their benefit in IBS patients is still being researched. 
Check out our other posts on IBS and look for our upcoming post on treatment options for IBS.

#pelvicpain #pelvicpainawareness #ibs #ibsawareness
  • April is #IBS Awareness Month. What is the best way to treat it? Because #IBS can have multiple causes and exacerbators, an integrative approach to #pain management is recommended. Avoiding foods that trigger #IBS and eating smaller meals can help manage the symptoms. Also, adding fiber to the diet if constipation is associated with IBS symptoms can help, but some have more symptoms with increase in dietary fiber. Both can be tried. Some persons do well on a low-FODMAP diet which avoids certain types of food sugars and can be discussed with your doctor. Stress management and very important as stress is known to exacerbate the pain of IBS. Cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga and mindfulness-based meditation can reduce abdominal discomfort and the psychological distress associated with IBS symptoms, improve coping skills, and help patients adapt to their symptoms. In persons with generalized pelvic pain, sexual pain and chronic constipation, physical therapy may be effective in reducing symptoms and improving bowel function. Several medications are approved by the FDA to treat IBS related constipation (Linaclotide and Lubiprostone) or diarrhea (Rifaximin, Eluxadiline and Alosetron Hydrochloride). Some patients also benefit from antidepressants and antispasmodics when the abdominal pain is more severe. Probiotics can also be used to help balance out the digestive system although their benefit in IBS patients is still being researched.
    Check out our other posts on IBS and look for our upcoming post on treatment options for IBS.

    #pelvicpain #pelvicpainawareness #ibs #ibsawareness
  • 3 0 4 hours ago
  • What are you being held back from due to your IBS-D problems?

Because, truth is, IBS-D IS Literally crippling.

And with it, your dreams start to dwindle away. 
In fact, You probably can't even begin to imagine traveling and seeing the world. 
You just want to be able to go out in public without worrying about finding a bathroom... You really want to be able to walk out of the house without fear of having an accident.

Do you realize how sad this is? 
Most people can plan vacations, get a different job, choose the lifestyle they want.  But because of IBS-D, you can't... INSTEAD, You're stuck here at home, reading this.  Or you're crippled with anxiety and fear at your workplace reading this. 
Or you're just wondering, will this ever get better... is this going to be the rest of my life?... We both know that these IBS-D issues are not going to get better on their own. 
If you ignore this or trust the doctors, you’re symptoms are only going to get WORSE.  And you will keep being prescribed more and more medications to keep your symptoms at bay.

But... What if I were to tell you that... we can actually help you. 
I mean... REALLY help you. 
I not only have completely reversed my IBS-D, but our team at Vital Gut Heath have witnessed countless other IBS sufferers kick their IBS-D symptoms FOR GOOD! 
Even the toughest cases who have battled this disease the longest have experienced relief and reversal of their symptoms in just a few short weeks. 
What did I do? What did they do?
We all got to the ROOT of the problem and annihilated what was really causing our IBS-D symptoms in the first place, rather than just going on a LowFODMAP diet or taking IBS Medications.

If you are SICK and TIRED of your IBS symptoms ruining your life, register for The IBS-D Masterclass where we will share the 5-step game plan that will empower you to crush your IBS-D symptoms without medications and hopeless trips to the doctor! You can sign up for the IBS Masterclass by clicking the link above ⬆️
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#vitalguthealth #ibs #ibsd #ibsawareness #health #healthiswealth
  • What are you being held back from due to your IBS-D problems?

    Because, truth is, IBS-D IS Literally crippling.

    And with it, your dreams start to dwindle away.
    In fact, You probably can't even begin to imagine traveling and seeing the world.
    You just want to be able to go out in public without worrying about finding a bathroom... You really want to be able to walk out of the house without fear of having an accident.

    Do you realize how sad this is?
    Most people can plan vacations, get a different job, choose the lifestyle they want.  But because of IBS-D, you can't... INSTEAD, You're stuck here at home, reading this.  Or you're crippled with anxiety and fear at your workplace reading this.
    Or you're just wondering, will this ever get better... is this going to be the rest of my life?... We both know that these IBS-D issues are not going to get better on their own.
    If you ignore this or trust the doctors, you’re symptoms are only going to get WORSE. And you will keep being prescribed more and more medications to keep your symptoms at bay.

    But... What if I were to tell you that... we can actually help you.
    I mean... REALLY help you.
    I not only have completely reversed my IBS-D, but our team at Vital Gut Heath have witnessed countless other IBS sufferers kick their IBS-D symptoms FOR GOOD!
    Even the toughest cases who have battled this disease the longest have experienced relief and reversal of their symptoms in just a few short weeks.
    What did I do? What did they do?
    We all got to the ROOT of the problem and annihilated what was really causing our IBS-D symptoms in the first place, rather than just going on a LowFODMAP diet or taking IBS Medications.

    If you are SICK and TIRED of your IBS symptoms ruining your life, register for The IBS-D Masterclass where we will share the 5-step game plan that will empower you to crush your IBS-D symptoms without medications and hopeless trips to the doctor! You can sign up for the IBS Masterclass by clicking the link above ⬆️
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    #vitalguthealth #ibs #ibsd #ibsawareness #health #healthiswealth
  • 3 0 4 hours ago
  • IBS.
Yup, I said it. 
Irritable Bowel Syndrome.💩
Not exactly the typical FB topic and I apologize in advance if this is TMI, but I have suffered from IBS since graduating high school. 
It sucked. 😫
Seriously, I know those of you out there who experience this day in and day out completely get where I am coming from. .
According to a Dec 2018 study published by Harvard Medical School, “IBS usually starts in early adulthood. It affects twice as many women as men. Approximately 10% to 20% of the population has IBS. But half of all people with the condition never seek medical care for their symptoms.”
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I remember the first time I saw a GI doctor - the only thing they would tell me is to look for my trigger foods, that I needed to find a way to control it or go on meds. 
This was and wasn't helpful. 😣
I did notice that I had to be careful with really spicy foods and dairy, but almost everything and anything was a trigger food for me. 
Why?????
Because anxiety and stress were at the root of the problem for me - and everybody is different. 
That’s the confusing part about IBS- also referred to as irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis and functional bowel disease.
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I internalize almost everything, and while I may appear calm on the outside, my insides are typically a mess. 🤮
And the doctor also told me that I had to be really careful it doesn't develop into something else like collitis, crohn's or diverticulitis, as all of these run in my family. 😳
In fact, when pregnant with Nina, my symptoms were so bad that they asked me to schedule a colonoscopy after she was born. 😭
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So I after I had Nina, I started looking into natural supplements and things. 
And I tried to avoid the foods that triggered my IBS the most. 
These supplements were expensive, and although they helped, it wasn't all gone. 
Then, in July 2014, John introduced me to the infamous superfood shake that I now drink DAILY. 
At first, I wasn't crazy about the idea. 
I thought it was to expensive and I didn't think I needed it. #totalhater
But then I decided to drink it everyday for 3 weeks while I did my first round of at-home workouts. (More below 👇🏽)
#ibs #ibsawareness
  • IBS.
    Yup, I said it.
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome.💩
    Not exactly the typical FB topic and I apologize in advance if this is TMI, but I have suffered from IBS since graduating high school.
    It sucked. 😫
    Seriously, I know those of you out there who experience this day in and day out completely get where I am coming from. .
    According to a Dec 2018 study published by Harvard Medical School, “IBS usually starts in early adulthood. It affects twice as many women as men. Approximately 10% to 20% of the population has IBS. But half of all people with the condition never seek medical care for their symptoms.”
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    I remember the first time I saw a GI doctor - the only thing they would tell me is to look for my trigger foods, that I needed to find a way to control it or go on meds.
    This was and wasn't helpful. 😣
    I did notice that I had to be careful with really spicy foods and dairy, but almost everything and anything was a trigger food for me.
    Why?????
    Because anxiety and stress were at the root of the problem for me - and everybody is different.
    That’s the confusing part about IBS- also referred to as irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis and functional bowel disease.
    .
    I internalize almost everything, and while I may appear calm on the outside, my insides are typically a mess. 🤮
    And the doctor also told me that I had to be really careful it doesn't develop into something else like collitis, crohn's or diverticulitis, as all of these run in my family. 😳
    In fact, when pregnant with Nina, my symptoms were so bad that they asked me to schedule a colonoscopy after she was born. 😭
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    So I after I had Nina, I started looking into natural supplements and things.
    And I tried to avoid the foods that triggered my IBS the most.
    These supplements were expensive, and although they helped, it wasn't all gone.
    Then, in July 2014, John introduced me to the infamous superfood shake that I now drink DAILY.
    At first, I wasn't crazy about the idea.
    I thought it was to expensive and I didn't think I needed it. #totalhater
    But then I decided to drink it everyday for 3 weeks while I did my first round of at-home workouts. (More below 👇🏽)
    #ibs #ibsawareness
  • 21 2 5 hours ago
  • Digestive health can be confusing. There is so much information out there. So many elimination diets. So many promises to get you feeling better. The thing is, digestive health is more than just the foods you eat. It’s also about stress, sleep, your pelvic floor, your routine, how you sit on the toilet (yes, that’s a thing). And yes, you may need to eliminate foods from your diet if they upset your tummy. As a dietitian, our job is to minimize the restriction so that you can enjoy your life without having to worry about the food you eat or finding the closest washroom. #digestivehealth #ibsawareness #dietitian
  • Digestive health can be confusing. There is so much information out there. So many elimination diets. So many promises to get you feeling better. The thing is, digestive health is more than just the foods you eat. It’s also about stress, sleep, your pelvic floor, your routine, how you sit on the toilet (yes, that’s a thing). And yes, you may need to eliminate foods from your diet if they upset your tummy. As a dietitian, our job is to minimize the restriction so that you can enjoy your life without having to worry about the food you eat or finding the closest washroom. #digestivehealth #ibsawareness #dietitian
  • 8 0 5 hours ago
  • There are more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your body😯... For this reason, I have created a list of tips for increasing beneficial bacteria in the gut!  This will help you take control of your health🙏, and evolve to a higher state of wellness. ⁣⠀
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Tips for Increasing Good Bacteria in Gut⁣⠀
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- Increase Plant Based Fiber - plant based fiber helps good bacteria replicate, and is essential to maintaining bacterial balance in the gut⁣⠀
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- Reduce Stress - stress has been shown to reduce levels of bifidobacterium in the gut, which is responsible for immune modulation, and other important functions⁣⠀
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- Take Prebiotics - In my experience FOS and humic acid are the best prebiotic substances, both are shown to increase replication of beneficial bacteria in studies⁣⠀
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- Eliminate Processed Foods - processed food encourages bad bacteria to replicate, and over time, it can shift the bacterial balance of the gut⁣⠀
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- Remove Food Sensitivities - follow the elimination diet protocol to identify food sensitivities, this will help determine which foods are irritating the gut lining and effecting bacterial balance⁣⠀
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- Moderate Meat Consumption - meat does not feed good bacteria, try to have more calories from plants than fat or meat, this will encourage good bacteria to grow at a faster rate⁣⠀
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If you follow these basic principles, you will be creating an environment which favors healthy bacteria👍🏻. Do anything else, and you are doing just the opposite. ⁣⠀
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Follow @endsickness for more posts on holistic medicine, gut health, wellness and nutrition🙏. Happy healing everyone! ⁣⠀
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#guthealth #goodbacteria #sibo #ibs #ibd #crohnsdisease #guthealing #leakygut #healthygut #guthealthy #fibrowarrior #ibdawareness #ibsawareness #fibromyalgiaawareness #intestinalflora #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisease #guthealthmatters #healthyguthappylife #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgia #holisticmedicine #digestivehealth #probiotics #prebiotics #lactobacillus #bifidobacterium #healmyself
  • There are more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your body😯... For this reason, I have created a list of tips for increasing beneficial bacteria in the gut! This will help you take control of your health🙏, and evolve to a higher state of wellness. ⁣⠀
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    Tips for Increasing Good Bacteria in Gut⁣⠀
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    - Increase Plant Based Fiber - plant based fiber helps good bacteria replicate, and is essential to maintaining bacterial balance in the gut⁣⠀
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    - Reduce Stress - stress has been shown to reduce levels of bifidobacterium in the gut, which is responsible for immune modulation, and other important functions⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Take Prebiotics - In my experience FOS and humic acid are the best prebiotic substances, both are shown to increase replication of beneficial bacteria in studies⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Eliminate Processed Foods - processed food encourages bad bacteria to replicate, and over time, it can shift the bacterial balance of the gut⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Remove Food Sensitivities - follow the elimination diet protocol to identify food sensitivities, this will help determine which foods are irritating the gut lining and effecting bacterial balance⁣⠀
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    - Moderate Meat Consumption - meat does not feed good bacteria, try to have more calories from plants than fat or meat, this will encourage good bacteria to grow at a faster rate⁣⠀
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    If you follow these basic principles, you will be creating an environment which favors healthy bacteria👍🏻. Do anything else, and you are doing just the opposite. ⁣⠀
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    Follow @endsickness for more posts on holistic medicine, gut health, wellness and nutrition🙏. Happy healing everyone! ⁣⠀
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    #guthealth #goodbacteria #sibo #ibs #ibd #crohnsdisease #guthealing #leakygut #healthygut #guthealthy #fibrowarrior #ibdawareness #ibsawareness #fibromyalgiaawareness #intestinalflora #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisease #guthealthmatters #healthyguthappylife #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgia #holisticmedicine #digestivehealth #probiotics #prebiotics #lactobacillus #bifidobacterium #healmyself
  • 27 2 6 hours ago
  • Can’t believe April has nearly gotten away on me. Time as a new momma is just flying by. Wanted to bring awareness to the fact that April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness month.

The signs and symptoms of IBS vary. The most common include: *Abdominal pain, cramping or bloating that is typically relieved or partially relieved by passing a bowel movement *Excess gas *Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation *Mucus in the stool

Pelvic Health Physio can help improve and alleviate some of these distressing symptoms by targeting gut motility/tight abdominal muscles/reduced myofascial mobility/anal sphincter dysfunction/pelvic floor dysfunction/poor bowel emptying techniques.

If you experience any of the above symptoms there is no need to suffer in silence. Seek help from a qualified Women’s Health/Pelvic Health Physio #pelvicfloorexercises #pelvicfloorphysicaltherapy #ibs #ibsawareness
  • Can’t believe April has nearly gotten away on me. Time as a new momma is just flying by. Wanted to bring awareness to the fact that April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness month.

    The signs and symptoms of IBS vary. The most common include: *Abdominal pain, cramping or bloating that is typically relieved or partially relieved by passing a bowel movement *Excess gas *Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation *Mucus in the stool

    Pelvic Health Physio can help improve and alleviate some of these distressing symptoms by targeting gut motility/tight abdominal muscles/reduced myofascial mobility/anal sphincter dysfunction/pelvic floor dysfunction/poor bowel emptying techniques.

    If you experience any of the above symptoms there is no need to suffer in silence. Seek help from a qualified Women’s Health/Pelvic Health Physio #pelvicfloorexercises #pelvicfloorphysicaltherapy #ibs #ibsawareness
  • 4 0 6 hours ago
  • IBS? A stomach bug? Food poisoning? Some other weird gastrointestinal issue that I’m severely uneducated about? Who knows. All I know is, I continue to feel pretty ill. I ate yesterday afternoon, but I’m beginning to regret that decision.
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#ibs #ibsawareness #sickday #endthestigma #stopgivingup
  • IBS? A stomach bug? Food poisoning? Some other weird gastrointestinal issue that I’m severely uneducated about? Who knows. All I know is, I continue to feel pretty ill. I ate yesterday afternoon, but I’m beginning to regret that decision.
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    #ibs #ibsawareness #sickday #endthestigma #stopgivingup
  • 6 2 6 hours ago
  • Let’s talk support systems!!! I have an absolutely incredible family who has been nothing but supportive and loving since my surgery to have my large intestine removed, and that has been such a big help in how well my recovery has gone. My mom practically waited on me hand and foot until I was able to do things on my own again, and my dad left me alone (lol, you know how dads can be). My awesome brother who also has Crohn’s was incredibly helpful as well, and always told me how happy he was that I was doing so much better than before surgery. 🥰 I also have this ^ guy who has been by my side through the absolute worst of my Crohn’s and now, and unlike my family, he actually chose to deal with it all! He’s helped me through gross bag changes and has been super understanding (his mom had a temporary ileo not too long ago, so he was used to it all) 💜 I also have great friends who don’t care at all about my little poo bag! I couldn’t imagine getting through this major life change without having so many people by my side. AND HOW COULD I FORGET EVERYONE HERE ON INSTA?? You have all been monumental in helping me understand everything from bag changes to supplies to foods to simply just living life. Love you all ❤️💜💕 #ostomy #stoma #ostomybag #ostomate #ileostomy #crohnsdisease #crohns #chronicillness #chronicallyill #ibd #ibdawareness #disabled #disability #disabilityawareness  #bodypositive #ibs #ibsawareness #health
  • Let’s talk support systems!!! I have an absolutely incredible family who has been nothing but supportive and loving since my surgery to have my large intestine removed, and that has been such a big help in how well my recovery has gone. My mom practically waited on me hand and foot until I was able to do things on my own again, and my dad left me alone (lol, you know how dads can be). My awesome brother who also has Crohn’s was incredibly helpful as well, and always told me how happy he was that I was doing so much better than before surgery. 🥰 I also have this ^ guy who has been by my side through the absolute worst of my Crohn’s and now, and unlike my family, he actually chose to deal with it all! He’s helped me through gross bag changes and has been super understanding (his mom had a temporary ileo not too long ago, so he was used to it all) 💜 I also have great friends who don’t care at all about my little poo bag! I couldn’t imagine getting through this major life change without having so many people by my side. AND HOW COULD I FORGET EVERYONE HERE ON INSTA?? You have all been monumental in helping me understand everything from bag changes to supplies to foods to simply just living life. Love you all ❤️💜💕 #ostomy #stoma #ostomybag #ostomate #ileostomy #crohnsdisease #crohns #chronicillness #chronicallyill #ibd #ibdawareness #disabled #disability #disabilityawareness #bodypositive #ibs #ibsawareness #health
  • 80 4 6 hours ago
  • WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE 🥳⠀
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On May 1st, our new & improved online holistic health, nutrition, lifestyle + wellbeing program will be live for all of our clients around the globe 🌎 ⠀
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The HSE ~ an online program designed to empower women to be the most inspired, healthiest + happiest version of themselves ✨⠀
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If you are sick of the quick fixes, the fad / yo-yo diets, the restriction, counting calories, sick of feeling low within yourself, sick of not feeling your best, sick of not being the best version of you..⠀
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•  If you are ready to make health fun 💃🏼⠀
•  If you are ready to adopt an abundance mindset in all areas 🌈⠀
•  If you are ready to put yourself first 🌞⠀
•  If you are ready to be supported, uplifted, inspired, educated + empowered to nourish your body, mind + soul on a holistic level with our online health + wellness retreat 🔮⠀
•  To be coached & guided by me and have access to all of our health professionals ( eg having nutritionists, life coaches, naturopaths, skin specialists etc at your finger tips?! ) 😍⠀
•  If you are wanting to learn about how you can live more holistically + take the program at your own pace 🌻⠀
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This is for you!!!⠀
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Comment HSE below or PM me for more info on how it works + how you can be one of our very first members inside 🙋🏼‍♀️
  • WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE 🥳⠀

    On May 1st, our new & improved online holistic health, nutrition, lifestyle + wellbeing program will be live for all of our clients around the globe 🌎 ⠀

    The HSE ~ an online program designed to empower women to be the most inspired, healthiest + happiest version of themselves ✨⠀

    If you are sick of the quick fixes, the fad / yo-yo diets, the restriction, counting calories, sick of feeling low within yourself, sick of not feeling your best, sick of not being the best version of you..⠀

    • If you are ready to make health fun 💃🏼⠀
    • If you are ready to adopt an abundance mindset in all areas 🌈⠀
    • If you are ready to put yourself first 🌞⠀
    • If you are ready to be supported, uplifted, inspired, educated + empowered to nourish your body, mind + soul on a holistic level with our online health + wellness retreat 🔮⠀
    • To be coached & guided by me and have access to all of our health professionals ( eg having nutritionists, life coaches, naturopaths, skin specialists etc at your finger tips?! ) 😍⠀
    • If you are wanting to learn about how you can live more holistically + take the program at your own pace 🌻⠀

    This is for you!!!⠀

    Comment HSE below or PM me for more info on how it works + how you can be one of our very first members inside 🙋🏼‍♀️
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Food intolerances can make you feel like 💩 But on the upside, 👉 they do not cause damage or involve the immune system. This means a couple of things:
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1️⃣ There is no test that can diagnose these because there is no marker or damage to look for. Save your $ on these.
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2️⃣You only need to limit foods as much as necessary for you to feel better! If you’re ok with a little bit occasionally, that’s great!
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#fodmapfriendly #fodmap #fodmapdiet #dietitiansofinstagram #dietitian #foodintolerance #ibsawareness #ibs #lowfodmap #fodmaps
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    Food intolerances can make you feel like 💩 But on the upside, 👉 they do not cause damage or involve the immune system. This means a couple of things:
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    1️⃣ There is no test that can diagnose these because there is no marker or damage to look for. Save your $ on these.
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    2️⃣You only need to limit foods as much as necessary for you to feel better! If you’re ok with a little bit occasionally, that’s great!
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    👌An Elimination diet & food challenges with a specialized dietitian are the best way to find out what foods upset you & where your threshold is for these foods.
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    #fodmapfriendly #fodmap #fodmapdiet #dietitiansofinstagram #dietitian #foodintolerance #ibsawareness #ibs #lowfodmap #fodmaps
  • 111 4 7 hours ago
  • 😍VEGAN CRUNCHWRAP😍by @pinchofyum 👇🏻FULL RECIPE BELOW👇🏻
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These healthy wraps are amazing! You can make them with tofu, chicken or my favorite; organic tempeh! Tempeh is naturally rich in probiotics, which are beneficial bacterias that help digestive health. SAVE THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!😍
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For the best gut health recipes, follow
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@guthealthrecipes
@guthealthrecipes
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RECIPE by @pinchofyum
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For the tofu:
3 tablespoons olive oil
16 ounces extra firm tofu (press out some liquid first)
2 tablespoons taco seasoning (add about 1 teaspoon salt if it’s unsalted)
2 chipotle peppers, minced
1/3 to 1/2 cup salsa
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Cashew Queso:
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup water
1 can diced green chiles (or less, to taste)
1 teaspoon taco seasoning (add a pinch of salt if it’s unsalted)
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Crunchwraps
huge burrito-sized flour tortillas
something crunchy: tostadas, tortilla chips or, dare I say, Doritos / Hot Cheetos!
roasted vegetables
black beans
avocados
fresh stuff: tomatoes, cabbage slaw, lettuce, cilantro
salsa .
HOW TO
Sofritas Tofu: Heat oil over medium high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add tofu and break apart into crumbles. Add taco seasoning, salt, chipotles, and salsa. Get it all going in the pan, nice and hot. Finish by letting everything sit without stirring for another 10+ minutes (adding oil to prevent sticking as needed) until you get some nice browned, almost-crunchy pieces.
Cashew Queso: Blend everything together aggressively until smooth!
Crunch Wrap Time: Lay a large tortilla on a flat surface. Layer: tofu, queso, crunchy stuff, and any other extras you want in there. Fold in the edges of the tortilla toward the center. Place in a hot oiled skillet, seam side down. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the exterior is firm, crunchy, and golden brown. Cut and serve!
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#veganwrap #veganburrito #veganmexicanfood #guthealthdiet #fodmaprecipes #guthealthcoach #ibsfood #lowfobmaprecipe #fodmapsafe #guthealthiskey #goodguthealth #fodmapfood #lowfodmapliving #ibsawareness #fodmapfree #guthealthy #fodmaps #ibsfriendly #ibsdiet #fodmapdiet #lowcaloriefoods #lowcalorierecipe #lowcaloriedinner
  • 😍VEGAN CRUNCHWRAP😍by @pinchofyum 👇🏻FULL RECIPE BELOW👇🏻
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    These healthy wraps are amazing! You can make them with tofu, chicken or my favorite; organic tempeh! Tempeh is naturally rich in probiotics, which are beneficial bacterias that help digestive health. SAVE THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!😍
    .
    For the best gut health recipes, follow
    ——————💠——————
    @guthealthrecipes
    @guthealthrecipes
    ——————💠——————
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    RECIPE by @pinchofyum
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    For the tofu:
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    16 ounces extra firm tofu (press out some liquid first)
    2 tablespoons taco seasoning (add about 1 teaspoon salt if it’s unsalted)
    2 chipotle peppers, minced
    1/3 to 1/2 cup salsa
    .
    Cashew Queso:
    1 cup cashews
    1/2 cup water
    1 can diced green chiles (or less, to taste)
    1 teaspoon taco seasoning (add a pinch of salt if it’s unsalted)
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    Crunchwraps
    huge burrito-sized flour tortillas
    something crunchy: tostadas, tortilla chips or, dare I say, Doritos / Hot Cheetos!
    roasted vegetables
    black beans
    avocados
    fresh stuff: tomatoes, cabbage slaw, lettuce, cilantro
    salsa .
    HOW TO
    Sofritas Tofu: Heat oil over medium high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add tofu and break apart into crumbles. Add taco seasoning, salt, chipotles, and salsa. Get it all going in the pan, nice and hot. Finish by letting everything sit without stirring for another 10+ minutes (adding oil to prevent sticking as needed) until you get some nice browned, almost-crunchy pieces.
    Cashew Queso: Blend everything together aggressively until smooth!
    Crunch Wrap Time: Lay a large tortilla on a flat surface. Layer: tofu, queso, crunchy stuff, and any other extras you want in there. Fold in the edges of the tortilla toward the center. Place in a hot oiled skillet, seam side down. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the exterior is firm, crunchy, and golden brown. Cut and serve!
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    #veganwrap   #veganburrito   #veganmexicanfood #guthealthdiet #fodmaprecipes #guthealthcoach #ibsfood #lowfobmaprecipe #fodmapsafe #guthealthiskey #goodguthealth #fodmapfood #lowfodmapliving #ibsawareness #fodmapfree #guthealthy #fodmaps #ibsfriendly #ibsdiet #fodmapdiet #lowcaloriefoods #lowcalorierecipe #lowcaloriedinner
  • 6 2 7 hours ago
  • SHAKE TRIAL PACKS👅

Fav time of each month! I have 5 trials to give away! Your choice of chocolate or vanilla wholefood shakes packed full of superfoods, protein, fibre, iron and much more🍃

Perfect for a healthy snack, delicious and quick breakfast or a post work out shake💪🏻 Free nutrition Ebook with delicious recipes, exercise guide and our shred guide is all yours as well. All for a once off payment you’ll receive 30 shakes (chocolate or vanilla). Pop me a message to get your hands on these 💗
  • SHAKE TRIAL PACKS👅

    Fav time of each month! I have 5 trials to give away! Your choice of chocolate or vanilla wholefood shakes packed full of superfoods, protein, fibre, iron and much more🍃

    Perfect for a healthy snack, delicious and quick breakfast or a post work out shake💪🏻 Free nutrition Ebook with delicious recipes, exercise guide and our shred guide is all yours as well. All for a once off payment you’ll receive 30 shakes (chocolate or vanilla). Pop me a message to get your hands on these 💗
  • 16 2 9 hours ago
  • Eating low fodmap food helps manage my IBS symptoms enormously and that is usually all the incentive I need to follow the diet BUT I do struggle on days that I have no energy and just want take out/delivery. There are some safe take out options (I ❤ fish and chips) however I find being prepared with a well stocked pantry/freezer helps too. Frozen and quick to prepare low fodmap meals are sometimes just as easy as takeout (and I know they won't set off my IBS!)
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This pizza was made with @monashfodmap certified @schaerglutenfree pizza bases (available from @fodshopper ). Simply add your favourite toppings and cook! I opted for a simple tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto and fresh basil. Once it's cooked I'll add rocket and dried chilli 😊 what do you top yours with?
  • Eating low fodmap food helps manage my IBS symptoms enormously and that is usually all the incentive I need to follow the diet BUT I do struggle on days that I have no energy and just want take out/delivery. There are some safe take out options (I ❤ fish and chips) however I find being prepared with a well stocked pantry/freezer helps too. Frozen and quick to prepare low fodmap meals are sometimes just as easy as takeout (and I know they won't set off my IBS!)
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    This pizza was made with @monashfodmap certified @schaerglutenfree pizza bases (available from @fodshopper ). Simply add your favourite toppings and cook! I opted for a simple tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto and fresh basil. Once it's cooked I'll add rocket and dried chilli 😊 what do you top yours with?
  • 44 3 10 hours ago
  • Time for a bit of gut chat this week💩🥦👩🏾‍⚕️ ⁣
Did you know that April is IBS Awareness month? So, here’s a quick low down all about the basics of IBS.⁣
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🗣 So, what exactly is IBS? IBS is a condition that affects your gut. For most of us our gut contracts in a smooth and regular way to allow our food to digest and move through smoothly. However, in IBS triggers can cause the gut to become more sensitive and irritable. This can cause the symptoms we see in IBS from constipation to diarrhoea, bloating, stomach cramps and discomfort. ⁣
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🗣 So, what causes IBS? The exact cause of IBS is not fully understood but we do know that certain things such as stress, certain foods and even hormones can trigger IBS. We know that women are twice as likely to have IBS and many women find their symptoms worse around menstruation. ⁣
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🗣 Let’s talk diagnosis. There is no one test to diagnose IBS and it’s mainly based on your symptoms over a period of time. Although we do know that IBS can mimic other problems that can be more serious. So, if you think you may be suffering with IBS it’s always important to speak to your doctor. ⁣
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🗣 Is there a cure? IBS if often a lifelong problem but the symptoms do tend to come and go. As IBS varies so much in each individual there's no single management that works for everyone but there are lots of things that can help. ⁣Looking at your lifestyle and diet is often a good starting point by trying to identify stressors or foods that may trigger your symptoms. Speaking to a dietitian or a registered nutritionist is often important and there are specific diets which have been found to be beneficial.  There are lots of different types of medications your doctor may suggest mainly to help with the symptoms of IBS. When stress or anxiety seems to be a trigger talking therapy often plays a big role and I have seen this help many people struggling with IBS.⁣
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There you have it, a quick break down on IBS💡⁣
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#health #selfcare #healthylifestyle #lifestylemedicine #lifestyle #education #doctor #functionalmedicine #mindbodydoctor #bodyfacts #mindfacts #healthfacts #nutrition #irritablebowelsyndrome #ibsawareness #ibsawarenessmonth ⁣#guthealth
  • Time for a bit of gut chat this week💩🥦👩🏾‍⚕️ ⁣
    Did you know that April is IBS Awareness month? So, here’s a quick low down all about the basics of IBS.⁣

    🗣 So, what exactly is IBS? IBS is a condition that affects your gut. For most of us our gut contracts in a smooth and regular way to allow our food to digest and move through smoothly. However, in IBS triggers can cause the gut to become more sensitive and irritable. This can cause the symptoms we see in IBS from constipation to diarrhoea, bloating, stomach cramps and discomfort. ⁣

    🗣 So, what causes IBS? The exact cause of IBS is not fully understood but we do know that certain things such as stress, certain foods and even hormones can trigger IBS. We know that women are twice as likely to have IBS and many women find their symptoms worse around menstruation. ⁣

    🗣 Let’s talk diagnosis. There is no one test to diagnose IBS and it’s mainly based on your symptoms over a period of time. Although we do know that IBS can mimic other problems that can be more serious. So, if you think you may be suffering with IBS it’s always important to speak to your doctor. ⁣

    🗣 Is there a cure? IBS if often a lifelong problem but the symptoms do tend to come and go. As IBS varies so much in each individual there's no single management that works for everyone but there are lots of things that can help. ⁣Looking at your lifestyle and diet is often a good starting point by trying to identify stressors or foods that may trigger your symptoms. Speaking to a dietitian or a registered nutritionist is often important and there are specific diets which have been found to be beneficial.  There are lots of different types of medications your doctor may suggest mainly to help with the symptoms of IBS. When stress or anxiety seems to be a trigger talking therapy often plays a big role and I have seen this help many people struggling with IBS.⁣

    There you have it, a quick break down on IBS💡⁣
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    #health #selfcare #healthylifestyle #lifestylemedicine #lifestyle #education #doctor #functionalmedicine #mindbodydoctor #bodyfacts #mindfacts #healthfacts #nutrition #irritablebowelsyndrome #ibsawareness #ibsawarenessmonth#guthealth
  • 43 0 11 hours ago
  • | IBS Awareness Month |
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April is IBS Awareness Month and so sharing a little about this fairly common condition. It is estimated that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 20% of the UK population (it's more prevalent in women, likely due to an interplay with female sex hormones). It's a condition that affects the digestive system causing debilitating symptoms including stomach cramps, abdominal pain, bloating, altered bowel movement and urgency which can all have a major impact on the individual, their work, social lives and relationships. Conventional treatment unfortunately seems to be over the counter meds to suppress symptoms. 
If you suffer with the symptoms mentioned above, you don't have to just live with it or learn to live with it. Don't let IBS rule your life! First, it is important to get a diagnosis from your GP to rule out any other conditions. Then its important to work with a healthcare practitioner such as a Nutritional Therapist who can provide an individualised approach. 
Whilst the exact causes are unkown, there are many contributing factors including  diet, stress, hormones, bacterial overgrowth in the intestines,  food sensitivities and allergies. So as you can see there are many factors and each individuals experience will be different. There are also different types of IBS such as IBS with constipation, IBS with diarrhoea and IBS mixed that alternates between the two.

As a Nutritional Therapist, I understand there is an interplay between your gut health, mental health and immunity. Using a functional medicine approach, I seek to understand the root cause of your symptoms and your overall gut health and how these can be contributing your type of IBS. 
Let me educate you on the foods to include, let me empower you to make  necessary changes in a realistic and sustainable way. Let me inspire you with simple recipes and food choices that can heal and nourish you. 
My approach always is to work with you and the condition you have, rather than the condition itself. If you would like to work with me or find out more, why not book in for free 15 min discovery call. I'd be very happy to talk to you.
  • | IBS Awareness Month |
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    April is IBS Awareness Month and so sharing a little about this fairly common condition. It is estimated that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 20% of the UK population (it's more prevalent in women, likely due to an interplay with female sex hormones). It's a condition that affects the digestive system causing debilitating symptoms including stomach cramps, abdominal pain, bloating, altered bowel movement and urgency which can all have a major impact on the individual, their work, social lives and relationships. Conventional treatment unfortunately seems to be over the counter meds to suppress symptoms.
    If you suffer with the symptoms mentioned above, you don't have to just live with it or learn to live with it. Don't let IBS rule your life! First, it is important to get a diagnosis from your GP to rule out any other conditions. Then its important to work with a healthcare practitioner such as a Nutritional Therapist who can provide an individualised approach.
    Whilst the exact causes are unkown, there are many contributing factors including diet, stress, hormones, bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, food sensitivities and allergies. So as you can see there are many factors and each individuals experience will be different. There are also different types of IBS such as IBS with constipation, IBS with diarrhoea and IBS mixed that alternates between the two.

    As a Nutritional Therapist, I understand there is an interplay between your gut health, mental health and immunity. Using a functional medicine approach, I seek to understand the root cause of your symptoms and your overall gut health and how these can be contributing your type of IBS.
    Let me educate you on the foods to include, let me empower you to make necessary changes in a realistic and sustainable way. Let me inspire you with simple recipes and food choices that can heal and nourish you.
    My approach always is to work with you and the condition you have, rather than the condition itself. If you would like to work with me or find out more, why not book in for free 15 min discovery call. I'd be very happy to talk to you.
  • 67 3 12 hours ago
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders, affecting around 8% to 22% of worldwide population. 
IBS is characterized by abdominal pain, changes in stool consistency and frequency (constipation or diarrhoea), abdominal distention, bloating or flatulence. 
In more severe cases, IBS is associated with other gastrointestinal disorders such as functional dyspepsia (indigestion), other chronic pain disorders.  It is also related to other psychiatric conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraine, pelvic pain, anxiety or depression. 
It is also clear that imbalanced intestinal microbiota (dysbiosis) play a significant role in triggering IBS. 
Postbiotics offer anti-inflammatory effects and possess immune-modulatory properties much needed by GI tract to deal with IBS related discomfort. 
minidenz, heat-killed probiotics rich in bioactive metabolites (postbiotics), is formulated to restore calm in GI tract and highly effective in providing quick, natural, safe, and long-term symptomatic relief from IBS related discomfort.

minidenz helps re-establish your native gut-bacteria with rapid proliferative growth, as such making  it at least 100x more powerful than conventional probiotics. 
Anyone with IBS, minidenz is made for you! ➡️ http://lactomart.com/irritable-bowel-syndrome

#minidenz 
#probiotics
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#ibsawareness 
#april 
#bloating
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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders, affecting around 8% to 22% of worldwide population.
    IBS is characterized by abdominal pain, changes in stool consistency and frequency (constipation or diarrhoea), abdominal distention, bloating or flatulence.
    In more severe cases, IBS is associated with other gastrointestinal disorders such as functional dyspepsia (indigestion), other chronic pain disorders. It is also related to other psychiatric conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraine, pelvic pain, anxiety or depression.
    It is also clear that imbalanced intestinal microbiota (dysbiosis) play a significant role in triggering IBS.
    Postbiotics offer anti-inflammatory effects and possess immune-modulatory properties much needed by GI tract to deal with IBS related discomfort.
    minidenz, heat-killed probiotics rich in bioactive metabolites (postbiotics), is formulated to restore calm in GI tract and highly effective in providing quick, natural, safe, and long-term symptomatic relief from IBS related discomfort.

    minidenz helps re-establish your native gut-bacteria with rapid proliferative growth, as such making it at least 100x more powerful than conventional probiotics.
    Anyone with IBS, minidenz is made for you! ➡️ http://lactomart.com/irritable-bowel-syndrome

    #minidenz
    #probiotics
    #postbiotics
    #ibs
    #irritablebowelsyndrome
    #ibsawareness
    #april
    #bloating
    #constipation
    #diarrhea
    #diarrhoea
    #indigestion
    #fibromyalgia
    #calm
    #colon
    #holistic
    #natural
    #lactomart
    #singapore
  • 8 0 13 hours ago
  • There are more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your body😯... For this reason, I have created a list of tips for increasing beneficial bacteria in the gut!  This will help you take control of your health🙏, and evolve to a higher state of wellness. ⁣⠀
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Tips for Increasing Good Bacteria in Gut⁣⠀
⁣⠀
- Increase Plant Based Fiber - plant based fiber helps good bacteria replicate, and is essential to maintaining bacterial balance in the gut⁣⠀
⁣⠀
- Reduce Stress - stress has been shown to reduce levels of bifidobacterium in the gut, which is responsible for immune modulation, and other important functions⁣⠀
⁣⠀
- Take Prebiotics - In my experience FOS and humic acid are the best prebiotic substances, both are shown to increase replication of beneficial bacteria in studies⁣⠀
⁣⠀
- Eliminate Processed Foods - processed food encourages bad bacteria to replicate, and over time, it can shift the bacterial balance of the gut⁣⠀
⁣⠀
- Remove Food Sensitivities - follow the elimination diet protocol to identify food sensitivities, this will help determine which foods are irritating the gut lining and effecting bacterial balance⁣⠀
⁣⠀
- Moderate Meat Consumption - meat does not feed good bacteria, try to have more calories from plants than fat or meat, this will encourage good bacteria to grow at a faster rate⁣⠀
⁣⠀
If you follow these basic principles, you will be creating an environment which favors healthy bacteria👍🏻. Do anything else, and you are doing just the opposite. ⁣⠀
--⁣⠀
⁣⠀
Follow @endsickness for more posts on holistic medicine, gut health, wellness and nutrition🙏. Happy healing everyone! ⁣⠀
⁣⠀
#guthealth #goodbacteria #sibo #ibs #ibd #crohnsdisease #guthealing #leakygut #healthygut #guthealthy #fibrowarrior #ibdawareness #ibsawareness #fibromyalgiaawareness #intestinalflora #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisease #guthealthmatters #healthyguthappylife #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgia #holisticmedicine #digestivehealth #probiotics #prebiotics #lactobacillus #bifidobacterium #healmyself
  • There are more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your body😯... For this reason, I have created a list of tips for increasing beneficial bacteria in the gut! This will help you take control of your health🙏, and evolve to a higher state of wellness. ⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    Tips for Increasing Good Bacteria in Gut⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Increase Plant Based Fiber - plant based fiber helps good bacteria replicate, and is essential to maintaining bacterial balance in the gut⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Reduce Stress - stress has been shown to reduce levels of bifidobacterium in the gut, which is responsible for immune modulation, and other important functions⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Take Prebiotics - In my experience FOS and humic acid are the best prebiotic substances, both are shown to increase replication of beneficial bacteria in studies⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Eliminate Processed Foods - processed food encourages bad bacteria to replicate, and over time, it can shift the bacterial balance of the gut⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Remove Food Sensitivities - follow the elimination diet protocol to identify food sensitivities, this will help determine which foods are irritating the gut lining and effecting bacterial balance⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    - Moderate Meat Consumption - meat does not feed good bacteria, try to have more calories from plants than fat or meat, this will encourage good bacteria to grow at a faster rate⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    If you follow these basic principles, you will be creating an environment which favors healthy bacteria👍🏻. Do anything else, and you are doing just the opposite. ⁣⠀
    --⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    Follow @endsickness for more posts on holistic medicine, gut health, wellness and nutrition🙏. Happy healing everyone! ⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    #guthealth #goodbacteria #sibo #ibs #ibd #crohnsdisease #guthealing #leakygut #healthygut #guthealthy #fibrowarrior #ibdawareness #ibsawareness #fibromyalgiaawareness #intestinalflora #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisease #guthealthmatters #healthyguthappylife #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgia #holisticmedicine #digestivehealth #probiotics #prebiotics #lactobacillus #bifidobacterium #healmyself
  • 378 11 13 hours ago